The UAE offers a plethora of Korean dining establishments Image Credit: Supplied

ABU DHABI RESTAURANTS

Hankook

02 642 3399 Opp Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal, Al Nahyan

Reasonable prices and the chance to cook your own food.

Sura

02 659 7715 Cristal Salam Hotel
Try the Sujeonggwa fruit punch (Dh14) and Hotteok or stuffed pancakes (Dh20)

The Taste of Korea

02 6521013 Eclipse Hotel Apts, Al Makkaziya

This traditional Korean restaurant offers a wide variety of set menus at Dh50.

Mannaland

02 446 6860, Al Moroo Road

Ten years of Korean food in the capital, with contemporary yet authentic flavours

HanGang

050 424 7720 Abu Dhabi City Golf Club,

Intimate and understated, it a particular favourite with golfers for the seafood pancake.

Jingogae

02 652 1013 Hotel Apartment Eclipse, Liwa Street

Centrally located and popular among Korean expats.

ABU DHABI MARTS

Hanarum

02 553 4842 Musaffah

DUBAI RESTAURANTS

Sonamu

04 2387 777 Asiana Hotel, Al Rigga

The buffet starts at Dh220 per person.

Sobahn

04 380 7888 Near Safa Park, Sheikh Zayed Road

Try the intriguingly named Whole Cow Set.

K-Pop Chicken

04 434 0096, JLT
Top picks: Doenjang-kuk (fermented soybean soup with tofu and vegetables. Dh8); bibimbap (stir-fried vegetables and red chilli paste on a bed of steamed rice. From Dh38).

KimChickin

04 397 7650/04 453 8859
Al Karama/JLT
Try the lunch box offer with deep-fried chicken wings in various sauces.

Pyongyang Okryu-gwan

04 298 1589 Near Clock Tower, Deira

Best for cold buckwheat noodles, samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), and stewed Korean sea cucumber.

Hyu Korean Restaurant

04 334 4294 Oud Metha

Top picks: Korean barbecued marinated short ribs (Dh80) and Japchae (stir-fried cellophane noodles with vegetables, Dh50).

Mannaland

04 3451300 Al Mina Road

Top picks: Spicy Kimchi Jeon (pickle pancake. Dh40); Tteokbokki (rice cakes in spice sauce. Dh50); Nakji Jeongol (octopus cooked in casserole. Dh65)

The SKY

04 341 7750 Golden Tulip, Al Barsha

Top picks: The Mandu (dumplings. Dh40), Kimchi pancakes (Dh50) and Bibimbap (Dh60 for a half plate)

Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

04 440 9300 Byblos Hotel

Top picks: Yuk Hoe (mixed raw beef and Korean pear. Dh150); barbecued short ribs (starting from Dh220); seafood delicacies

Koreana

04 392 9918 Al Barsha

Top picks: Kimchi (free of charge); Japchae (Dh50); Mandu (Dh35); Bulgogi (Dh70).

Modern Hansik Chicken & Cafe

04 2547748 Al Nahda

Top picks: Goon Mandu (deep-fried chicken and vegetable dumplings. Dh25); Kimbap (rice rolled up in sheets of seaweed. Starting from Dh18); Japchae (Dh42); Varieties of Bulgogi and Patbingsu (shaved ice dessert. Dh25).

Seoul Garden Restaurant

04 337 7876 Al Karama

Adventurous offerings include cow’s feet and intestine stew. Six types of kimchi available.

Shogun Arirang

04 228 5568 Al Ghurair Center

Serving Korean, Japanese and Thai food, this restaurant is known for its large portions. Go hungry.

Dae Jang Kum

04 355 8500 Royal Ascot Hotel

Dh38 for a set lunch menu.

Sumibiya

04 2227171 Radisson Blu Hotel Deira

Top picks: Kimchi-fried rice (Dh55); Bulgogi Bibimbap (Korean style barbecued beef and vegetables served over a bed of rice. Dh65).

DUBAI MARTS

A Mart

055 142 4044

Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road

1004 Mart

04 323 4536

Coral Al Khoory Hotel Apartment in Al Barsha

Hangook Mart

04 385 1811

Behind Ramada Hotel Al Barsha

Hanarum

04-336-8022

Beside Karama Post Office

Shinsine

04 320 7795

Central Fruit & Vegetable Market in Al Aweer